First Full HD 3D TVs To Arrive This Month-Online Retailers Are Taking Orders

February 14th, 2010 · 9 Comments · 3D HDTV, Blu-ray Players, LED LCD Flat Panels

Samsung UN46C7000 420

(Feb. 14, 2010) On-line retailers are now taking pre-orders for Samsung’s LED LCD 3D ready 1080p HDTVs for delivery later this month. Samsung’s C7000 series models in the 46-inch (UN46C7000) and 55-inch (UN55C7000) screen sizes will ship on February 26, 2010 (according to an on-line retailer) to be followed in late March by the 40″ screen size. The 7000 series 3D Samsung LED LCDs will offer frame sequential 3D, with the addition of optional, extra cost 3D shutter type glasses ($ and availability TBA).

The link for the 46″  and 55″ models can be found on Amazon.com [amazonify]B0036WT4EC::text:::: here[/amazonify]  [amazonify]B0036WT4JW::text::::and here[/amazonify] (You must roll over the link  to see the ad, Amazon has dropped the link to the page. By rolling and holding your cursor over the link word “here”, the dropdown ad will appear, You can use it to  pre-order and see the price and other info.)

The Samsung UNxxC7000s are Samsung’s 2010 entry level 3D LED LCD series, replacing the 2009 UNxxB7000 and UNxxB7100 models. Amazon prices for the 40″, 46″ and 55″ sizes (including free shipping) are $1999.99, $2599.99 and $3299.99 respectively. These prices are significantly lower than the 2D 2009 “B” 7000 series at release last year. They were introduced at $2499.99 (40″) $2999.99 (46″) and $3799.99 (55″).

Viewing “Full HD” (1920 x 1080) 3D content requires three additional items: a 3D compatible Blu-ray player, a 3D Blu-ray movie disc, and Samsung 3D shutter glasses. Amazon briefly listed the Samsung 3D Blu-ray player model BD-C6900 late last month for $399.99 retail. (Sony announced this week its 3D Blu-ray upgradeable players will ship later this month starting at $199.99 retail, however, the firmware upgrade necessary for 3D playback won’t be available until July 2010, when Sony begins to ship its 3D LED LCD HDTVs.)

Samsung has not announced when it will be shipping its 3D glasses and its 3D Blu-ray player. We expect they will ship along with initial Blu-ray titles upon the C7000s release. Unlike Sony’s 3D offerings, these Samsung LED LCDs have a 3D conversion mode that will add the 3D effect to any 2D content. (You will still need the 3D glasses to see it.)

In addition to Amazon, on-line retailers Vanns, One Call and Electronics-Depot are taking pre-orders for the UNxxC7000 HDTVs. Currently Electronics Depot offers the lowest pre-order prices at $1719.59, $2233.19 and $2831.99 for the 40″, 46″ and 55″ models respectively. According to a Electronics Depot’s sales person we spoke to, these prices include free shipping.

Below are the main specifications for Samsung’s 2010 UNxxC7000 LED LCD models.

  • 3D-ready / Skype compatible / 240Hz Clear Motion rate / [email protected]
  • 4 rear HDMI inputs
  • Other inputs: 2 rear USB ports / 1 rear component-video in / 1 rear PC in / 1 rear Ethernet in / 1 RF
  • Audio enhancements: SRS TheaterSound / Dolby Digital decoding / DTS decoding
  • Built-in speakers: 10W x 2-channels
  • Mounting options: Swivel stand included / VESA 400mm x 400mm wall-mounting compatible
  • 3D-ready with built-in wireless transmitter / Wireless shutter glasses sold separately (special 3D video content required)
  • [email protected] widgets for BLOCKBUSTER, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, AccuWeather, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, Vudu, and more / Separate internet connection required
  • Skype picture-in-picture video calls (separate internet connection required)
  • Audio output: 1 rear optical digital audio out
  • Efficiency: Exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.0 standards by up to 57% / Light Sensor panel-brightness optimization
  • Panel response time: Less than 4 ms
  • BD Wise automatic picture adjustment
  • Built-in digital tuner
  • Ultra Slim design
  • Mystic Earth Touch of Color bezel with chrome trim
  • AllShare streaming from your PC
  • ConnectShare Movie fast connection to digital cameras and thumbdrives
  • Game Mode picture and sound optimization
  • Wide Color Enhancer
  • Ultra Clear Panel

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  • Duncan

    Barrington I don’t think you understand response time – regarding that 42″ S1 model you’re referring to not being Full HD because it only has 900 lines of moving resolution…what should LCD manufacturers change their LCD 1080p sets to be given that when artifact-inducing ME/MC is turned off you only get between 500~600 lines of motion resolution?

  • Steve

    Barrington – if you think 99% of Avatar was 2D, then you went to a 2D cinema or you are physically incapable of seeing in 3D. Simple as that.

  • Barrington

    As far as I am aware all 3D’s TVs have to have HDMI 1.4 – Official HDMI’s website: http://www.hdmi.com.

    The problems with 3D – We in the United Kingdom haven’t got broadcasting in 1920 x 1080p yet and 3D requires twice as much space?

    Apart for; cartoons or CGI (computerised cartoons) I probably haven’t seen any 3D’s film.

    1: I have seen Avatar, which apart for some few snow flakes which appears to land between the screen & the viewer it is maybe at least 99% 2D.

    2: I have seen excellent video clips at Imax’s cinemas – took part in simulators – I have been seen 4D (superior than 3D) at the London Eye, which are excellent.

    3: Too many Directors claim that they don’t want to make proper 3D’s films, because people will get headaches – Reminds me of the story about the king wearing the invisble suit – he was naked – boy who wasn’t told shouted that the king was naked.

    The next problem even if it was possible to obtain excellent 3D:

    1: The 3D costs; 3D TV, 3D AV Receiver, HDMI’s 1.4 (properly shielded) cables, 3D’s glasses (will require a pair for each person who wants to watch a 3D TV and probably one for each different type of TV) proper 3D material with uncompressed signal, 3D film discs (Not all Blu-ray discs have 1080p and HD sound) and also when do you think there will be 3D’s broadcasts channels – When the establishment are principally concerned with maximizing their profits. –

    Probably, the principal reasons why we have; BD live (internet features on discs, 1080p resolution, HD sound on some discs is because of HD DVD who lost the HD DVD versus Blu-ray war.

    2: What does the establishment expect us to do with our new exising HD’s systems throw them into the bin to make them rich?

    The best advice is like computers wait for 2 to 3 years before wasting your money.

    HDMI 1.4 probably could have been inserted into HDMI 1.1c instead of ripping consumers off –

    Perhaps, ripping us off is an exaggeration –

    Originally, faulty HDMI’s connection which didn’t work – Manufacturers didn’t carry out proper checks – Manufacturers can legally claim that products meet HDMI 1.4 standard even though probably not a single feature is between HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.4 standard.

    Panasonic should explain how they can call a TX-P42S10 (UK model – http://www.Panasonic.co.uk) a Full HD plasma TV when only 900P lines are for moving resolution and the other 180 lines are apparently not moving.

    I thought that Full HD meant 1,920 x 1080P = 2,073,600 greater than 2 million but 1,920 x 900 = 1,728,000 is less than 2 million

    Plasma’s manufacturers should place large warnings on TVs, which state that TVs should be run-in for 200 hours with; contrast and brightness reduced to 50% or half (1/2) way – They should also state what their definition (what they mean) when they say that burn-in can occur if the TV is left on for a long period (picture not moving), because for example a channel’s logos could be on for hours if watching the same channel and the consumer would be blaimed. – If Panasonic and other plasma manufacturers have so much faith in their products than burn-in should be included within their manufacturers’s guarantee.

    Especially, when they claim that it is virtually impossible for those defects to occur.

    Does the plasma 3D’s TVs have a similar display defect problem to the plasma 2D’s TVs? – Panasonic should also place large warnings about not only their blackness control problems but who actually independently and objectively checks the life in hours of TVs and what settings were used

    I am also not impress when it is implied that there are less than 24 hours in a day, to make the life of TVs look impressive by manufacturers?

    Before I forget, I think the CNET’s article actually states that in the United Kingdom that Samsung may give away a free pair of glasses to consumers who buy both a 3D’s TV and a 3D’s Blu-ray player.

    The next con (buy a new 3D TV after you have already purchased a 3D TV) is probably; not telling people that they will also require a computer (for example a Sony KDL-40W5810 Freesat TV and Sony BDP-S363 Blu ray player UK – connect using; an ethernet link – burn a disc), sooner or later it will be better to have a combined high speed HDMI and Ethernet connection/cable, A 3D’s TV with an internal web’s browser.

    If Wii and telephone consumers can download free web’s browser to serve the internet then upgradable TVs should be able to download a free upgrade.

    Some consumers are in for a real shock; buying a 3D TV, 3D Blu-ray player and 3D glasses is the least of their problems – Calibration in 3D should be interesting.

  • Barrington

    Consumers in the United Kingdom may find the following 2010 Samsung’s TVs information useful (problem: cannot copy and paste – have to copy manually;
    http://www.whathifi.com/News/First-view-Samsungs-C7000-3D-TV-and-BD-Blu-ray-player/

    Since, the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las vegas have the manufacturers decided on the standards, for glasses, should be or are they still trying to resolve the problem?

    When did they managed to stream line 1920x1080p for home users, because I thought that the resolution streaming (wirelessly) were; 720p/1080i?

    Will Direct TV’s 3D channel be available in the United Kingdom, especially on Virgin Media?

    HD Guru’s article: ‘…First full HD 3D TVs to arrive this month-online retailers are taking orders…’

    It says that Samsung’s 3D TVs can convert 2D into 3D, but if it can then;
    1: Why is , ‘…special 3D content video material required…’ – to obtain 3D and
    2: What is the 3D quality like?

  • alex

    Any word as to how Samsung’s 3d technology stacks up to the competition. is there an article or have you seen them with your own eyes? You guys previously talked about Panasonic and Sony 3D developments at the CES show, and mentioned technical issues with Sony’s “work in progress”. I would hope if Samsung is first in line to release to the world wide market that they would feel comfortable and confident with their product.Should I as a consumer feel confident ordering one of these Samsung TV’s in terms of whether or not im getting an honest 3d hdtv experience?

  • RandySF

    Also, do these new Samsung’s have the new HDMI 1.4 inputs?

  • Mike

    Yeah would be nice to know full lineup of samsung led tvs as I want bigger then 55 if affordable and available but info is so sparce on full offerings and release dates

  • Jens

    Hi, well the links to amazon are not working, even the UN46C7000 is not listed at amazon.com neither at amazon.de ;)

    br Jens

    Once the page fully loads, move the cursor over the “here” link and wait a second or two and a pull down menu will appear. Hit the pre-order button for more info.

    HD Guru

  • RandySF

    Any word on when Samsung is going to release their 8000 series of Plasma 3D HDTV’s?

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